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HER Number:MDV18865
Name:Alignment

Summary

Vis=10/3/1982 (fleming) stone row sse of berry pound. There is a cairn at the west end at sx71488010. The minimum length of the row is 217 m: it may be longer. It is largely destroyed: 5 upright stones, one leaning, one uprooted, and three stoneholes are still visible. Orientation 270 degrees. In one place there is evidence that it was a double row.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 716 801
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Prehistoric enclosure known as Berry Pound; set within a wider prehistoric field system on the eastern side of Hamel Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/101
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

Vis=10/3/1982 (fleming) stone row sse of berry pound. There is a cairn at the west end at sx71488010. The minimum length of the row is 217 m: it may be longer. It is largely destroyed: 5 upright stones, one leaning, one uprooted, and three stoneholes are still visible. Orientation 270 degrees. In one place there is evidence that it was a double row.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295493.

Des=account of row and plan in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295494.

Des=nvq/pers comm/(22/3/1995)/notes in smr.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX65NE71 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138543.

Neither the alignment nor the cairn are visible on raf/nmr photos (rchm app 1985). Vis=-/-/1994 (quinnell) in heavy bracken. N-s mound a w end seems longer than 5m (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
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Associated Monuments

MDV8754Related to: Berry Pound on Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:40AM